Category: Blackadder

  • My Most Enthusiastic Contrafibularities
    My Most Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

    I was never sure whenever I watched Ink & Incapability if all the words Blackadder used were real, or if, as I mostly suspected, they were neologisms. You have to admire the mangling of the subtitles here, even on a made up word. Is that how it was written on the page? Because that’s not…

  • Not Necessarily Rowan Atkinson
    Not Necessarily Rowan Atkinson

    This is interesting. A rare interview with Rowan Atkinson, this time for Good Morning America, in which he plugs Blackadder and the new ‘pilot’ Mr Bean. Here’s the US version of Not The Nine O’Clock News he mentions.

  • How To Make Sausages
    How To Make Sausages

    No one wants to know how the sausage is made. Balls. Thames do. He always did like a fat sausage.

  • Lee Cornes
    Lee Cornes

    There was a time when Lee Cornes was on every great show that I used to watch. From The Young Ones, through Filthy, Rich & Catflap, and onto Bottom, by way The Comic Strip, Saturday Live, Red Dwarf, French & Saunders, Lenny Henry, and so much more. Then he just seemed to drop off my…

  • Waterfront Beat (30 Years Ago And All That)
    Waterfront Beat (30 Years Ago And All That)

    I know you’re here because it’s the 30th anniversary of the city of Tiraspol briefly claiming its indepedence from the Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic, but that will have to wait for another time. As I do sometimes, I had a look through the BBC TV listings for this day 30 years ago, and found it…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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